Cole H.: He’s cool, in his mid 20s, and looks like Chuck Bass. I found Cole via Instagram who lives in New York City and has a resume more impressive than his dapper threads. As it turns out, Cole is one of the top fine African & Oceanic Arts dealers in North America working with galleries, auction houses, and Fortune 500 companies from around the world. Below, he effortlessly rocks the black and navy combination with simple accessories that keep the focus on the art he’s more than likely dealing with. While I haven’t had the pleasure to meet Cole in person (yet), he’s certainly someone I wouldn’t mind getting a drink (or half a dozen) with. For more about Cole, follow him on Instagram and take a click at his website.
“Being an art dealer certainly influences all my clothing decisions; the artworks I encounter offer many cues in how to best present them, and create a sense of candor and ease for the people I interact with. I have never considered myself trendy–when I choose a garment: quality, construction, and heritage are qualifiers but I really just have to love it and feel proud wearing it. Over the years, I’ve been influenced by several men, including Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Michel Frank, Fitzgerald, David Gandy.”